“Until Georgia law was changed two years ago, ‘we didn’t really have any issues here,’ Britt Johnson, who is head of the Atlanta FBI office, said of the ‘Guns Everywhere Law’ that expanded the list of places guns were allowed. The law said gun owners with a permit could take guns discovered in their carry-on luggage back to their cars or give them to someone for safe keeping, and they would not face criminal charges.” According to ajc.com, Peach State gun owners can kiss that “common sense gun law” goodbye . . .
Starting June 1, anyone who forgets they have a gun in their carry-on luggage will be looking at up to a year in jail and a $100,000 fine if the firearm is caught at the security check point at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
So the TSA’s stepping-in to step on Americans’ gun rights/raise revenue/permanently ban Americans from firearms ownership for a simple (if stupid) mistake.
John Monroe, with the gun rights group GeorgiaCarry.org, said the federal government had always had the ability to bring federal charges, so this change in approach is not unreasonable.
“It’s pretty obvious … they don’t like the idea of people not being prosecuted for something,” Monroe said.
I sincerely hope that Mr. Monroe’s said “unexpected” rather than “unreasonable.” Because this TSA “crackdown” is the dictionary definition of unreasonable, IMHO.
Will the TSA spread this anti-gun ackbootery to other airports that simply wave a wary finger at forgetful gun owners? I’ll call them now . . .